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Published:May 20th, 2006 04:10 EST
FOX's That 70s Show - The End of a Decade

FOX's That 70s Show - The End of a Decade

By Garrett Godwin

Like the decade of disco, bellbottoms, and Afros, last night was the end of an era for Fox’s That 70s Show after a successful eight-year run. The one-hour finale ("Love of My Life/That 70s Finale") featured the return of Eric Forman (Topher Grace) and Michael Kelso (Ashton Kutcher).  But the surprise of the finale is the pairing of Fez (Wilmer Valderrama) and Jackie (Mila Kunis).

"Love of My Life" is where the gang is introduced to Fez's cousin (Ed's Justin Long) from his homeland, wherever that is-- and we may never know.  It also marks life-altering changes for them such as Donna (Laura Prepon) going to college; Hyde (Danny Masterson) owning a record store, and Fez and Jackie finally admit their love for one another.

"That 70s Finale" is more than a finale.  It is also a look back on the series during its eight-year stint, such as Red (Kurtwood Smith) remembering threats of putting his foot in someone's butt to everyone.  Another is Donna thinking about her relationship with Eric, who, like Kelso, returned just in time to say goodbye to the 70s and hello to the 1980s.  And he just fined out that he IS a dumb...

Eric and Donna have finally reunited.  But what makes the finale good is that we see the guys one last time in The Circle.  That 70s Finale wouldn't be a finale without a final Circle.

To Eric, Donna, Fez, Jackie, Hyde, and Kelso, it is goodbye to the 1970s and hello to 1980s.

But to us, it is goodbye to them, The Circle, and to Point Place, Wisconsin.  And to FOX, thank you for eight years of a trip down to the 70s.

It was groovy.